One of our aims is to partner with local artists and photographers to bring you uniquely South African images. This image, from Thomas Bennie was the first one we acquired. I fell in love with this image when I saw it, I thought it was such a different and fresh angle on Jhb inner city, still including the well-known bridge and some Madiba magic. This image was taken in Braamfontein, offering a lovely, almost raw look of the city, in beautiful colours. I love this city and this unique image can be yours to paint and enjoy with us.
We hope you share our enthusiasm and if you like this image, go check out his other photographs on his Instagram (@thomasbenniephotography).
This 40 x 50cm version of his photograph is a challenging one to paint, with 28 colours. Each box contains a stretched, printed and numbered canvas, paint, brushes and a page detailing the numbers for an extra reference.
Something about the vibrancy of this place, and the people - my answer when people ask why I live here. I love this city, it has a fascinating history and this place is so alive! Beautiful buildings, lovely parks and botanical gardens, and there is always something interesting going on.
There is company called Microadventure Tours (www.microadventuretours) who does the most amazing tours of Jozi, showing you from the interesting historical sights to coffee hotspots, and even the Westcliff stairs if you are feeling energetic. I took this picture from one of the flats near the top of Ponte Tower. I participated in a race that morning which was organised by Microadventure Tours, racing up the stairs of the Ponte Tower. Afterwards they treated us to breakfast with a view - this amazing view of this diverse city. I had to make this image for my fellow Jozi-lovers.
This image is rather challenging and will keep you busy for a while with it's detail and 29 colours. Each box contains a stretched, printed and numbered canvas, paint, brushes and a page detailing the numbers for an extra reference.
This beautiful mountain is so iconic, it is no surprise that it is one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Who wouldn't want to paint this? One of the main attractions in Cape Town, this mountain canvas is sure to be a stunner.
This lovely calm 40 x 50cm canvas is a challenging one, with 28 colours. Each box contains a stretched, printed and numbered canvas, paint, brushes and a page detailing the numbers for an extra reference.
I still remember the first time I braved the tubes by myself, to go and see Tower Bridge. I was in London on a holiday visa for a 2 month period with my sister and a few friends. I was not very well-traveled and this big city was a totally new world to me. I really wanted to see Tower Bridge and after the a month of all work and no play I decided to brave the tubes by myself. I was still pretty clueless about where I was going, but I made it in time before the tubes closed, I saw the bridge and made it back to where I needed to be, all by myself. Since that first visit I went over to London again later in my life and lived there for 2 years. It is such a vibrant city, to me it seemed that anything is possible there. This canvas will bring back a lot of fond memories for me (and a few not so fond ;), but it is all part of life and it's learnings.
London, a city with so much history and one that many a South African went to work in. This is the city with the Big Ben, Mind the Gap, Buckingham Palace and the Cullinan diamond, to name but a few.
Here are a few fun facts about this city:
London is in fact, the smallest city in England. The megacity most of us know as London is know as 'Greater London', while the actual City of London has a population of just over 9000 people.
The density of trees and greenery in the city allows classification as a forest, according to the UN definition.
There are more Indian restaurants in London than in Mumbai!
More than half of the London Underground runs above ground.
This city gets about 8 million visitors per day.
There are other cities called London as well - In the US there are 10, Canada 1 and France also has a London.
More interesting facts here: https://evanevanstours.com/blog/10-facts-about-london-you-probably-didnt-know
This canvas and it's pastel colours can be a nice reminder of time spent in London. It is a 40 x 50cm canvas and is not too challenging with it's 26 colours. Each box contains a stretched, printed and numbered canvas, paint, brushes and a page detailing the numbers for an extra reference.
The City of Love, this dreamy romantic setting where many a love story has played out. Have you been to Paris? Do you want to go? Is Paris always a good idea? I think so!
Paris is also know as 'The City of Light', some say because of all the academics, writers and artists that have been drawn to the city, others claim it has nothing to do with intellect, but rather refers to the fact that Paris was one of the first cities who had street lighting. Off course The Louvre is there as well, which is the biggest art museum in the world, housing more than 38 000 pieces of art, including the famous Mona Lisa.
I have visited the Louvre once, and because of the above fact, I obviously only got to see a handful of the many pieces they have. I think you can visit the museum for your whole life, without seeing everything. I fell on the stairs going down into the museum, which is what you get if you stare at art instead of watching where you are going.
This canvas and it's pastel colours can be a nice reminder of time spent in Paris, or of places you still want to visit. It is a 40 x 50cm canvas and is not too challenging with it's 22 colours. Each box contains a stretched, printed and numbered canvas, paint, brushes and a page detailing the numbers for an extra reference.
I loved this shot of Durban the moment I saw it. I loved the buildings, it is actually so recognisable with the ocean in the background. It is a different kind of shot, and I like something different.
Durban was founded in 1835 already and named after Sir Benjamin D'Urban, the governor of the Cape Colony at that time. It became a town in 1854 and in 1935 it became a city and today Durban is the second largest city in South Africa. Durbs has a distinct laid-back holiday feel about it (probably because of the great beaches and surf spots!) and is also know as the curry capital as well - so foodies, if you want to taste proper curries, best you head to Durban and try them out!
This picture of Durban City was taken by Magda Ehlers, a South African photographer. I hope you will enjoy painting this version of her picture!
This 40 x 50cmcanvas is fairly challenging and has 24 colours. Each box contains a stretched, printed and numbered canvas, paint, brushes and a page detailing the numbers for an extra reference.
All-in-one art kits allowing everyone to experience painting. Consisting of a printed canvas, paint and paintbrushes, you have all you need to paint a masterpiece on the spot. The numbers on the paint pots and the canvas corresponds, making it easy to just lose yourself in the act of painting. Let your inner artist shine!